HC Deb 19 November 2003 vol 413 c1095W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the savings that his Department will make through the introduction of a compulsory identity card. [138968]

Ruth Kelly

The Treasury has been involved in discussions on the benefits and costs of a national identity card scheme. The introduction of such a scheme is a long term undertaking, and my department will be involved with ongoing analysis of the benefits and costs. It is too early at present to attribute the scale of any savings to Treasury departments.

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